More planting

Yesterday was another planting day. I got 40 onion sets planted.  I have gone with Radar and Electric (a red onion) and have planted them in 2 blocks of 20 each.  However I have 30 of each left and have been advised by members of the UKVegGardeners Forum that they cannot be kept and planted in spring.  As I don’t want to plant any more of these, some of them are up for grabs if anyone would like them.  I’ll offer some to my neighbour too.

Also to go in were peas.  I have the 7 that I put into the pots and Jiffys but as they are starting to grow now I thought I would just get on and put some straight into the ground.  I dug over a patch and then made 4cm deep holes with a pencil and dropped one pea into each hole.  I have no idea of the spacing but I put in a total of 46 seeds in a large block.  They are Pea Meteor.

The turnips I sowed in the patio grow bag are doing well, however the roots were starting to swell above the surface.

Once more I took advice from UKVegGardeners and Flighty said they should be covered.  So a combination of thinning out, pushing down and earthing up now has them covered and on their way.  There are only about 5 or 6 in there but I don’t think I have ever eaten a turnip so I’m not sure if I will like them.  It is all experimenting at this stage!

And look…….the anemone must have been listening yesterday and has opened one of its flowers…….

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Goodness me you have been busy! I don’t grow peas so follow what your books say, which if they’re like mine all vary slightly!
    Thanks for the mention, and I hope that your turnips will be okay. I’ll be interested to see what you think of them as I don’t like them much,
    The anemone is nice, and there’s plenty more buds to come as well. xx

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  2. Posted by Jan on October 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Donna, well done on getting so far ahead with your planting, you can take it easy next year! If you have any sets going spare I would be pleased to have them for my Dad who is 86 and still grows a few veg. He mentioned the other day that maybe he should try some autumn planted onions in case he can’t bend down that far by next year. Whereabouts in the country are you?

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  3. Goodness me how organised are you – well done.

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